I'm thrilled to be joining the lovely ladies from "Blog Hops with Heart". This month we're featuring Sangria paper and a "Gratitude" theme. The hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter where you start. If you've come from Kelly's blog, you're on the right path.
I'm linking this to the "Give Thanks" challenge over at Heart2Heart.
Lately, I've been into using up scraps, and for this card I went back to elementary school.
This is basic basket weaving, except I used a variety of widths, and I didn't worry about a tight fit. I glued the woven pieces onto a coordinating color of cardstock, Champagne, and then used my paper cutter to trim off the rough edges. I was going sew zig-zag stitches to create a quilted look, but my machine is jamming on me. I think it might need professional help, but don't we all!
I used some Copic markers to color two of the gold sequins red and to outline the sentiment panel. I only did the latter for photographing purposes.
My favorite part about this card is the sentiment. If you want to know the truth, I bought the entire stamp set to get it. It beautifully sums up how I hope to live my life.
Now, you'll want to go see what Shelly has for you.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful day of giving thanks on Thursday...and all life long!
Until next time,